Beacon uses low energy Bluetooth to transmit information from retailers to consumers and vice versa. Beacon can automatically check people in when they arrive to a retail location and deliver them product offers.
Surprise, surprise, Apple is being sued again. A San Diego gaming and restaurant software company is suing Apple for infringing four of its patents in the new iOS 6 Passbook app.
Teaming up with Bango, Facebook is continuing its plans to make frictionless buying a reality on the social network’s mobile app.
CardSpring, a company that creates mobile applications specifically for credit and debit cards, announced today it has raised $10 million in its first round of funding.
MobilePay offers consumers a way to pay by credit or banking card without having your physical card on hand by linking it to an iPhone app that automatically authenticates with vendors to transfer payment. The service is going into closed beta today after operating in stealth mode for the past couple of months, it announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
Sentegra is one of 20 promising startups included in the MobileBeat 2010 Startup Competition, and is in the running for one of two coveted Tesla Awards.
While not exactly a competitor to the hot mobile payment startup Square, Google released last week a mobile payment option of its own for merchants and Android phone users. The company has developed the new Android Payment extension, which merchants can use to allow Android users to pay for items with Google Checkout, reports ReadWriteWeb.